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: CBeebies: Me Too!

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: CBeebies: Big Cook Little Cook

The duo practise ballet. (R) (S) (AD)

: CBeebies: Brum

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: CBeebies: Pingu


: CBBC: Uncle Max

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: CBBC: OOglies

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: CBBC: Prank Patrol

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: CBBC: Shaun the Sheep

Double bill. (R) (S)

: CBBC: What's New Scooby-Doo?

A headless snowman. (R) (S)

: CBBC: The Basil Brush Show

Basil eats three meals. (R) (S) (AD)

: CBBC: Bear Behaving Badly

Nev becomes ill. (R) (S)
Followed by Bernard (R) (S)

: CBBC: Dani's House

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Followed by Bernard (R) (S)

: Animal Park

Malaika the lion cub is kicked out of the den. (R) (S)

: The Pixar Story

Stacy Keach narrates a celebration of American movie studio Pixar.
Pixar Picks is on Wednesday 30 December at 7pm on BBC3. (S)


Narrator: Stacy Keach

: Gigi

The musical version of Colette's story about a young girl growing up in Paris during the 1890s.
Review p83 (1958, PG) (S) (W)


Director: Vincente Minnelli
Gigi: Leslie Caron
Honore Lachaille: Maurice Chevalier
Gaston Lachaille: Louis Jourdan
Mme Alvarez: Hermione Gingold
Liane D'Exelmans: Eva Gabor

: Campion

Peter Davison stars as the gentleman sleuth in this feature-length edition. (R) (S)


Albert Campion: Peter Davison

: Coast

Series four. A journey from Cork to Dublin. (R) (S) (AD)

: The Heroes of Telemark

Tense wartime thriller. Occupied Norway 1942: a team of resistance fighters undertakes the vital and dangerous mission to prevent the Nazis producing an atomic bomb.
Review page 83 (1965, U) (S) (W)


Director: Anthony Mann
Dr Rolf Pedersen: Kirk Douglas
Knut Straud: Richard Harris
Anna: Ulla Jacobsson
Uncle: Michael Redgrave
Arne: David Weston

: James May's Toy Stories: Hornby

In his quest to show what is possible with old-fashioned toys James May attempts to build the longest ever model railway track - an extraordinary ten miles in total - to run between two Devon towns. Barnstaple and Bideford last had a railway service 40 years ago, and his bid is aided by thousands of volunteers, including his wine-tasting mate and railway enthusiast Oz Clarke.
Shown on Christmas Day at 7pm
Signed repeat tomorrow at 1.20am on BBC1 (S) (AD)


Presenter: James May
Volunteer: Oz Clarke

: Top Gear Bolivia Special

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May attempt one of their boldest adventures yet as they drive from the heart of Bolivia's Amazon basin to the coast of Chile in three iffy 4x4s bought on the cheap from the local small-ads column. At least the trio can depend on Clarkson's unflappable tact and sound grasp of mechanics as they encounter drug lords, the debilitating effects of high altitude and the sheer drops of El Camino de la Muerte - aka Death Road.
Repeated tomorrow at 7.45pm (S) [web address removed]
Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel (see page 183)
Digital viewers can press red to watch Top Gear clips from and answer multiple choice questions in a fun interactive quiz
Photos and Blogs: [web address removed]
BBC Top Gear magazine: available monthly, price £3.95
Road of death: page 47

Today's Choices
Top Gear Bolivia Special
7.45pm BBC2, BBC HD Entertainment
You sometimes feel Top Gear could happily ditch its usual mix of supercars and celebs and concentrate instead on madcap trips across foreign lands - like this one, in fact.
For their Christmas special, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond travel to the depths of Bolivia. The plan is to drive from the heart of the Amazon jungle to the coast of Chile, but as usual they've equipped themselves with the kind of ropy old bangers guaranteed to provide breakdown-related grief: shabby 4x4s bought from local small ads for a few grand. Preview DVDs weren't available but, if it's as entertaining as previous trips to Botswana and Vietnam, it'll be a blast. David Butcher
Road of death: page 47


Presenter: Jeremy Clarkson
Presenter: Richard Hammond
Presenter: James May
Producer: Grant Wardrop
Assistant Producer: Gavin Whitehead
Executive Producer: Andy Wilman
Film Editor: Dan James
Film Editor: Guy Savin
Production Manager: Kirsty Reid
Sound Department: Russell Edwards
Sound Department: Rob Entwistle
Sound Department: Renato Ferrari
Dubbing Mixer: Graham Kirkman
Camera Assistant: Chris Dunford
Mini Camera Operator: Stephen Hunter
Film Camera: Ben Joiner
Camera Assistant: Jay Kennedy
Film Camera: Iain May
Mini Camera Operator: Jonathan Thursby
Film Camera: Toby Wilkinson
Colourist: Nick Adams
Online Editor: Nick Griffiths
Edit Assistant: Leo de Wolff
Vehicle Consultant: Mark Hawley
Vehicle Consultant: Bob Ives
Vehicle Consultant: Travis Telleria
Vehicle Consultant: Karl Trunk
Production Coordinator: Elena Christodoulou
Production Team: Claire Foister
Health and Safety/Fire Safety: Andy Harriss
Production Coordinator: Sara Hulme
Location Safety Advisor: Gary Humphrey
Production Team: Siomon Kay
Production Coordinator: Anna McGrath
Production Team: Cheryl Parker
Script Editor: Richard Porter
Production Accountant: Kelly Sait
Production Accountant: Elaine Stephenson
Researcher: Greg Vince
Production Executive: Paul Williams
Researcher: Hannah Young

: Steve Coogan - Inside Story

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer present a tongue-in-cheek profile of the comedian and actor responsible for Alan Partridge, Paul and Pauline Calf, Tony Ferrino and Tommy Saxondale, and who is now carving out a career in Hollywood. Features classic archive moments and rarely seen early appearances, plus there are specially filmed sketches featuring Julia Davis.
Repeated on Tuesday 29 December at 12.10am (S)


Presenter: Vic Reeves
Presenter: Bob Mortimer

: Knowing Me, Knowing Yule - with Alan Partridge

A trip back to Christmas 1995 with Steve Coogan as his inept chat-show host alter ego. (R) (S)
Two episodes of I'm Alan Partridge are at 11.35pm


Writer: Steve Coogan
Writer: Armando Iannucci
Writer: Patrick Marber
Director: Dominic Brigstocke
Alan Partridge: Steve Coogan

: Match of the Day 2

Arsenal v Aston Villa and Hull City v Man United.
Match of the Day is tomorrow at 10.50pm on BBC1 (S)

: I'm Alan Partridge

Series one
1/6 Alan now works for Radio Norwich but has one last chance with the BBC to get back on the telly. (R) (S)

12.05am 2/6 Alan has fallen in love. (R) (S)

: QI

David Tennant. Bill Bailey and Lee Mack appear on the quiz with a difference hosted by Stephen Fry.
See choice, page 148
Shown on Christmas Eve at 10pm on BBC1 (S)
The QI quiz: page 59; The big RT prize quiz: page 48


Panellist: David Tennant
Panellist: Bill Bailey
Panellist: Lee Mack
Presenter: Stephen Fry

: Defying Gravity: 12/13: Venus

The day of the Venus landing could change everyone's lives.
Shown on Monday 21 December at 11.25pm (S) (AD)

: Farewell My Lovely

Classic film noir starring Dick Powell and Claire Trevor. A private eye is hired to find a missing girl.
Review p83 (1944, PG) (BW) (S)
The Film noir season continues tomorrow with Dead Reckoning at 1.40am


Director: Edward Dmytryk
Philip Marlowe: Dick Powell
Velma: Claire Trevor
Mrs Grayle: Claire Trevor

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